Not a very good day in terms of weather - intermittent showers although the wind is slowly decreasing. The sun was out. Last night, our freight ferry Muirneag did not sail due to the unfavourable weather conditions. The result is, as always, empty shelves in the shop. Yesterday's ferry schedule was in tatters as well, when the late sailing by the Isle of Lewis was more than 2 hours late - it docked at 3 am! The next sailing was due out only 4 hours later. Just as well they have crew rotation on those ferries. Worse disruption exists on the Oban to Lochboisdale and Castlebay routes, 100 miles to the south, after the Clansman sprained its crankshaft, necessitating a lengthy spell in dry-dock. There aren't really any relief vessels, and what is available only has very limited capacity.
Isle of Lewis